Sandra Binder Smith

Message from the Greater Southwest Region President

Message from the Chapter President

Message from the Greater Southwest Region/ Chapter President

Welcome to Hadassah Greater Southwest, which includes Texas, Oklahoma and Shreveport, LA. Our region includes the beautiful Gulf Coast, the stunning Texas Hill Country, panoramic farms and ranches, and of course, towns and cities of all sizes including Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the US. We are known for our fabulous food: tex-mex, BBQ, seafood and great Southern specialties such as chicken fried steaks and biscuits with gravy. We are also known for our fabulous music with everything from classical to country- western to Tejano. Our 9,000+ members and Associates are known for their hospitality, friendliness and passion for Hadassah. 

As GSW President, I hope you will join in the fun and try out one of our chapters and groups. Each one is as diverse as our region, and there is sure to be one that is a perfect fit for you. As Hadassah members, we support a world-class medical center in Israel where cutting-edge research and innovative treatments are helping to solve diseases impacting people worldwide. 

We support youth programs such as Camp Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah. We support a strong US-Israel partnership. We advocate for women’s issues, voting rights and equal opportunities for all. So, I invite you to join me and the members of Hadassah Greater Southwest to become part of our sisterhood. Come join the fun.